Highly provocative and practical spiritual writing on today's most pressing issues The spiritual vision that emerges in this book is a spirituality of both action and contemplation. For to be at the heart of the temple without being in the heart of the world, the author believes, is at most only half a spiritual life. Rather we are required to see what is going on around us and to do everything we can to square it with the will of a loving God for the world God created. Both highly provocative and immensely practical, In the Heart of the Temple addresses today's most pressing questions, challenging readers of every religious and political persuasion to personal, spiritual, social and moral change.
Joan Chittister is an American Benedictine sister and author of some twenty books. She is the Executive Director of Benetvision: A Resource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality, a regular columnist for the National Catholic Reporter and an active member of the International Peace Council. A theologian, social psychologist and communicator theorist, her Christianity is grounded in the spiritual practices of the Rule of Saint Benedict, such as listening, hospitality, humility and peace.